About the Walking Trail
The Little Para Trail traverses 14kms from the hilly escarpments in the east, to Barker Inlet in the west. Trail users can experience diverse areas of remnant eucalyptus woodlands, grasslands, samphire and mangroves.
Work on this trail commenced in the 1960s, with the City of Salisbury aquiring land for open space.
The river played a central part in the founding of Salisbury as it provided a reliable water source and fertile soils for a burgeoning citrus and almond industry.
Download the excellent map from the City of Salisbury, that shows all the trails within the Little Para Trail network, including access points, trail reserves and facilities.
The trail passes through a number of reserves, with playgrounds, seating and drinking fountains:
- Upper Little Para Reserve
- Carisbrooke & Harry Bowey Reserves
- Pitman Park
- Happy Home Reserve
- Swan Alley and Whites Road Wetlands
Connects with the Dry Creek River Trails
The western end of the trail near Barker Inlet, at Globe Derby, connects with the 14km Dry Creek River Trail, which extends east through Mawson Lakes, Pooraka, Yatala and Walkley Heights and on to Valley View and ultimately Wynn Vale.
Read more about this trail on:
- Little Para River Trail – the other linear park, blog post by the RAA
- Little Para River Trail, Our Other Linear Trail, blog post by the Bloke on the Bike
Share the trail, respect all users
Pedestrians, cyclists and pets on leashes are all welcome to use the trails. Please allow space for all users.